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  WTTG    Fox 5 News Edge at 11    News  News/Business. New.  

    November 7, 2012
    11:00 - 11:30pm EST  

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me. >> how would you feel about writing fin? >> i don't know if i could. >> reporter: although mum is the word on future shows we suggested a james bond theme song episode to celebrate 007's 50th anniversary. >> glee the sky fall episode. >> glee another day, golden glee. >> octo glee. >> the glee who killed me. glee finger. oh, no. this is not good. i'm going to keep going. >> reporter: in hollywood adam housley, fox news. >> thanks for joining us tonight at 10:00. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. the past of perfecting our union moves forward. >> after a huge celebration in chicago it's back to work in washington. we're getting our first look at what president obama's second term could look like and it does not include two top cabinet members. the president is telling america how he'll work with congress for the next four
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years while preparing for some major staff changes. will thomas has a look ahead tonight. >> up first the president has to deal with some major money issues. to name a few, the nation's debt, tax code and automatic budget cuts. they all have to be addressed before the end of this year at the same time the psident is preparing for some of his top advisors to leave and he's beginning to shame the second half of his presidency -- shape the second half of his presidency. here's a look at some of his top promises, rolled back tax cuts for upper income people, make higher education more affordable, end subsidies for the oil industry, start the government on a path to cut $4 trillion in deficits over 10 years. today the house speaker says he's ready to talk about raising taxes to bring in income. >> now the president has signaled a willingness to do tax reform but lower rates. republicans have signaled a willingness to accept new revenue if it comes from growth and reform. so let's start the discussion there.
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>> reporter: president obama's cabinet may look a lot different the second time around. secretary of state hillary clinton and treasury secretary tim geithner are goat not expected to return for -- both not expected to return for another four years. secretary clinton repeatedly said and told the wall street journal recently she has no desire to run for president again and will leave politics without serving that second term as secretary of state. senator john kerry, by the way, massachusetts, has been rumored as a ossible replacement. brian, as you know, in politics i guess you never say never. so with secretary clinton nothing should surprise us about what she decides to do in her future. >> i'm sure she could do whatever she wants. we asked our facebook fans what they hope to see accomplished during the second term. sonya wrote immigration reform. latinos helped obama win. now he has to do something for latinos. zane wrote hoping to seat deficit reduced while al -- see the deficit reduced while
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allowing the country to add more jobs to the economy. the edge on virginia, even before he returns to the white house president obama said there was work to be done to help alleviate the long lines people stood in to vote. some prince william county voters waited as long as four hours after the polls closed. fox 5's karen gray houston back from manassas where election officials are considering some changes. >> when the polls closed at 7:00 in some precincts like the river oaks precinct at potomac middle school, many voters were still standing in line and they stayed in line until as late as a quarter to 11:00 to cast their votes. well, members of the county electoral board agree with president obama that is way too long. >> 6:15. >> reporter: the day after the electoral board is going over ballots to certify the result of tuesday's election which may take a couple days. >> this is where we go from the unofficial results you received last night to the official results that will show up on the state board of elections website in a few days.
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>> reporter: but fresh in everybody's minds are the long lines which we saw in other parts of virginia and the rest of the country as well. >> two hours 15 minutes from when i started to when i cast my vote. >> reporter: at mama mia's pizza restaurant it wasn't hard to find voters who spent the better part of their evening at a voting precinct. >> so i stood in line probably around 10:30, something like that and the line was still super long. >> reporter: president obama feels your pain and thanks you for your patience. >> whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time, by the way, we have to fix that. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: prince william election officials say it's terrific voters were so motivated to let their voices be heard, but it's time to make their wait shorter. >> we've already met at the board to see what we could do
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about that because we really don't think people should be waiting longer than an hour and even that's a long time. >> reporter: the county's population has grown so much in recent years they had already increased the number of precincts, so there are fewer voters per precinct. >> but that also stretches our resources as far as our voting machines are concerned. i think the number of voting machines is the main thing we're going to be looking at as far as how to fix this for the future. >> reporter: they're considering switching from the touchscreen machines they use now to optical scan being used in some other jurisdictions. but new machines take money. whatever else the prince william officials o. to do, they home it's in place long -- opt to, do they hope it's in place long before the next presidential election. the two big questions for republicans, what went wrong and where do we go from here? fox's carl cameron has that story from boston. >> reporter: mitt romney's family surrounded him on stage after he graciously conceded a defeat he did not see coming.
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>> i so wished, i so wished that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. >> reporter: there were weaknesses in romney's run and the president exploit them. perhaps the low point for romney was the surreptitiously videoed 47% remark. romney did not match democratic attack ads over the summer designed to negatively define his business career and it took a toll. in his self-described must win state of ohio romney's loss was in no small measure due to a show response to democratic attacks on his opposition to the auto bailout. the romney camp admits underestimating the president's organization and support. >> reporter: romney's defeat has already started the gop talk about better courting the minority polls. romney got clobbered 82% obama
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on latinos. the president carried women 54- 44 and among younger voters obama won 60% to 37. campaign spending was about evening, but romney's social media and internet campaign paled by comparison to the president's. the high point of romney's bid was his first debate performance. >> you've been president four years, said you'd cut the deficit in half. >> reporter: exit polls say romney won on jobs and the economy. some say he waited too long to court moderate swing voters with bipartisan rhetoric which some insiders pushed for sooner. >> at a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: for romney that was a high note on which to end it and so which he did. aides say if the president's offer is serious, at the appropriate time romney is willing to talk but for now he's spending time with family.
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carl cameron, fox news. >> election night coverage continues on www.myfoxdc.com. we've posted a full list of the results and interviews with last night's big winners. in virginia the so-called east coast rapist scheduled to enter a guilty plea, aaron thomas scheduled for a plea hearing november 30th in leesburg charged with raping a 41-year-old woman in 2001. thomas was arrested in 2011 in his homestate of connecticut, accused of 17 sexual assaults in maryland, virginia, connecticut and rhode island. prince george's county police are searching for two men who robbed two others by pulling a semiautomatic weapon and stole a victim's wallet and car keys in the 6400 block of new hampshire avenue. surveillance camera captured some of the robbery. if you know those men or anything about the robberies, please caught prince george's county police department. in prince george's county police are investigating a shooting that killed a man in hillcrest heights before 9:00 tonight. police were responding to a
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report of gunshots and found the man lying in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. he died on the way to the hospital. no word on a suspect or motive. the vicm has not been identified. coming up a small child makes a big difference, how a 6- year-old came up with an idea to help hundreds of victims of hurricane sandy. >> sue is tracking some more weather spots. >> the snow continues falling heavily across new jersey, new york into new england. i'll let you know when it's out of here and we'll talk about a warm-up locally coming your way in a few minutes. >> check out the rundown. we're back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. 
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northern virginia schools partnered with some truckers to help victims of superstorm sandy. the volunteers from chester brook elementary school and other northern virginia schools dropped off donated items today. truckers from the american trucking associations drove the goods to staten island new york and new jersey. >> it started out as we were watching the concert for new york on friday night like a lot of families and my 6-year-old turned to me and said mom, do something. so we sent out an e-mail to our classroom about doing a
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donation at our house. it was just going to be about 10 boxes and ship them from ups, but through the power of e- mail it went from list serve to list serve and list serve and this community response was so overwhelming there was no way we could do it out of our house anymore. >> the trucking association say the donations loaded a 53-foot trailer. the nor east could affect your travel plans and metro making plans for the inauguration. shawn yancy has tonight's fox 5 top five. >> up first tonight, brian, how to get your hands on some memorabilia from the next presidential inauguration. no. 5, commemorative obama inaugural smartrip cards are now on sale. they can be bought at metro sales office, metro center, pentagon stations and metro headquarters in northwest d.c. no. 4, the national park service and metro are trying to make ft. totten park safer. they installed two lights on a shooter cut path between the metro station and ward 5
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neighborhood. the lights are thought to be a deterrent after seven muggings so far this year. at no. 3 a woman's age at menopause may foreshadow her daughter's fertility. researchers examined the ovarian reserves of daughters and discovered levels fell quicker in women whose mothers had menopause before age 45 compared to women whose moms hit menopause later in life. no. 2, airline travel very busy this thanksgiving, nearly 24 million people expected to fly. that's up from last year and planes are expected possible close to 90% full. no. 1 tonight, a big heads up if you're heading to the big apple this week flying. airlines are getting ready for the big nor'easter storm. united and american are suspending most service starting today in and out of new york. most airlines are asking passengers to reschedule their northeast flight for a later date and waiving those usual change fees. brian, that's a look at tonight's fox 5 top five.
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beaches covered in snow in the northeast tonight. this is rockaway beach in new york hit hard by sandy last week. some residents there are still without heat, electricity from sandy and the nor'easter could make matters worse. >> we've got more pictures to show you again from new jersey. this will be neptune, new jersey. snow is still falling hard there. looks like cars are being abandoned. neptune is not too far from asberry park in new jersey. looks like it's 3, 4-foot of snow up there now. there is generally 3 to 4-inch amounts and some 6-inch amounts and i know central park is already up to 4 inches. these are mostly daily snowfall records because this is super early for them as it would be for us as well. so luckily this storm will be out of there in a number of
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hours, maybe not by early morning, but by the time the sun gets up and they get into midmorning i think most of this will be out of here. you can see we have a little rain, too, a bit of sleet mixed in here and there, but it's that colder air producing all the snow to our north. it's windy and so cold. it's about 10 degrees colder in new york than it is here right now. that's why it's mostly been rain for us and mostly been from d.c. east. we've been hard pressed to get anything west of there and a lot of dry air. in the yellow we believe that's sleet showing up. that's how it usually presents on radar because it's thicker. so it shows up as something more dense and we're seeing that move through prince george's county, again moving from north to south. so watch out clinton. you might get a few ticks on the window here from the sound of the sleet coming down. we are expecting this pattern to wind down the next few hours, a dry day expected tomorrow, dry commute as well for the morning. then a nice pattern change ahead.
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not so much tomorrow, but warmer air will be getting in here for the weekend. we've still got the chilly stuff. we believe this will lift out now that the nor'easter will pull out of town in the next 12 hours or so for new england. we'll be back to mild 60s if not close to 70 degrees for some of you by the time we get to the weekend. how about if we check that temperature trend. it's supposed to be 52 degrees tomorrow. average is 61. friday about 56 degrees. you can see saturday at 63 and sunday about 67 degrees. so nice day expected, a nice weekend expected and indeed tomorrow skies will be brighter, but it will be pretty windy and chilly. so prepare for that and take your layers. 41 degrees in d.c., most places in the upper 30s. even with that sleet possibly come down or mixing in briefly with a little snow, these temperatures are still fairly warm. that would not be a concern on roadways. 41 for d.c., new york 32, boston 32, surrounded by cooler air, but we'll begin to make
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progress in that department. not tonight, though. we'll see upper 20s to mid-30s in our suburbs about, 38 degrees in the district and generally cloudy. i think the next two or three hours we'll see that precip pulling out of town for us. 38 overnight, light rain or a mix mainly east of d.c. and then clouds overnight, but breezy, northwest 10 to 15. we up the ante more in the breeze department tomorrow out of the northwest tent to 20, occasionally higher. temperature 52 and sunshine by midmorning but chilly, those gusty winds not making it feel much better. prime minister for that chilly breeze. at 8 a.m. -- prepare for that chilly breeze. at 8 a.m. a mix of sun and clouds, by 4:00 52 and breezy conditions. here is your fox 5 accuweather seven-day forecast. we warm it up nicely into the weekend saturday, 63, veterans day holiday sunday. i think it's a day off for many of you monday.
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67 sunday, 66 monday, clouds possibly increasing late monday into tuesday, a few showers in the forecast at 65 degrees and cooler still wednesday at 56. so just a little below average there. that's your seven-day forecast. we will send it over to scott smith now for your sports report. this is the verizon sports desk with scott smith. >> the wizards have a lot of new faces this year, maybe even to a fault. after saturday's loss to the celtics jordan crawford said guys remember forgetting plays, hard -- were forgetting plays, hard to win when you do that, but the wizards had the lowest field goal percentage in the nba for missing shots and getting plays. the rematch with the celtics in boston, wizards down 11 in the 4th quarter. another nice night for seraphin, 16 points.
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83-82 wiz. final ticks down two chris singleton, yes, throws it down. we're tied heading into overtime where the celtics then took over. wizards are getting close but not close enough. brandon bass didn't get ahead of this one and the cs throw it down. wizards now 0-3 on the year host the bucs friday. whatever the weather the mls playoffs seem to get the front. last week's storm caused the game to switch venue, tonight the nor'easter complicating matters, snow come down hard at red bull stadium this evening. 700 united fans made the trek, probably weren't expect this. field crews tried to shovel, but the snow would not let up, not ideal soccer weather, of course, exposing the players and fans to the elements a concern, but the two head coaches actually had differing views on whether the game ought to proceed. >> i want to play. i think we want to go. right now we're in a little holding pattern trying to get
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that first level of snow off, but the field is soft and temperatures not freezing. so the field is safe to play. >> the pitch is not heated and the snow is just getting worse and worse. , so of course, for me it's not been an easy decision because this is not football. this is another kind of sport. >> mls officials waited an hour after the scheduled start time of 8 p.m. and decided to postpone the game until tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. the weather is expected to be clear and a bit warmer. terrapin hoops get a lift two days before the season tips off against defending national champs, that story straight ahead.
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the bye week is all about evaluation and rehabilitation. a list of redskins using the week to get healthy, santana moss, brandon meriweather, jammal brown and pierre garcon keeping their fingers crossed for a return to the game. even robert griffin, iii could use rest. the rookie has been roughed up through nine games. after sunday's game he had x- rays taken for sore ribs, but with the bumps and bruises healed griffin is looking for an improvement following the bye. he understands fans are frustrated with the start and says it's the players' job to fix it. >> people are going to criticize, the coaches and players and say a drastic change needs to be made, but i don't feel that way. i feel it's on the players to make sure we go out and play regardless of what coach calls, offense, defense or special teams. we're the ones playing. we got to make plays happen. maryland hoops open the
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season friday against the defending national champion kentucky wildcats with help from xavier transfer des welsh who was expelled for criminal allegations but were dropped. today the ncaa approved the waiver appeal from wells. >> he's very explosive. he's a great defender, a great teammate and doing great job being a leader because we have a lot of young guys. he's one of the few veterans we have. he's doing great job for us. congrats to three nationals who are finalists for major awards, bryce harper, rookie of the year, gio gonzalez for cy young and davey johnson for manager of the year. brian is back right after this to wrap up the edge. droid razr maxx hd by motorola.
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a couple flurries floating in here, sue palka looking at the radar. >> that's what reagan national is reporting. we know there's been some sleet mixed in, too. we can't see it as we look at the airport, but don't be shocked if there are a few flurries. they will not cause problems. here's a quick look at radar and this is not going to last much longer. this is moving again from south to north and as we put this in motion, you can see the back edge does not get very far to the west. so by the time we get to the morning we think it's going to be over, a little sleet maybe mixing in here and there as you can also see. last look at your fox 5 accuweather seven-day forecast, you see tomorrow should be a brighter day but also still breezy and chilly, only 52 degrees. warmer for the weekend. >> sounds great.
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now you have the news edge, back here tomorrow. hope you will be, too. see you. >> fox 5 news isn't over. go to www.myfoxdc.com now for news, weather and entertainment updates. fox 5 news is washington's best news on air and online at www.myfoxdc.com brought to you by verizon 4g lte.

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